Deborah Denise Avant (born November 26, 1958) is an American political scientist and faculty member at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Avant is also the Director of the university's Sie Cheou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy.
Avant received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego. She previously taught at the University of California, Irvine until 2011 where she was the Director of International Studies and the Center for Research on International and Global Studies (RIGS), Political Science School of Social Sciences. Avant jointed the University of Denver faculty in 2011 when she was named the inaugural holder of the Sie Cheou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy Endowed Chair.
- Who Governs the Globe? (co-edited with Martha Finnemore and Susan Sell)
- The Market for Force: The Consequences of Privatizing Security
- Political Institutions and Military Change: Lessons from Peripheral Wars
- "Deborah Avant | Josef Korbel School | University of Denver". Du.edu. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
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- Kim DeVigil (July 12, 2011). "Deborah Avant Named to SIÉ CHÉOU-KANG Endowed Chair". University of Denver Magazine. Archived from the original on 2014-03-25. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
- Deborah D. Avant; Martha Finnemore; Susan K. Sell (July 5, 2010). Who Governs the Globe? (Cambridge Studies in International Relations). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521122016.
- Deborah D. Avant (July 25, 2005). The Market for Force: The Consequences of Privatizing Security. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521615356.
- Deborah D. Avant (1994-12-01). Political Institutions and Military Change: Lessons from Peripheral Wars (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs). Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801430343.